Postdoc Symposium: Cultivating Community, featuring keynote talk by Ashley Housten (WashU Surgery)

March 21, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) (Medical Campus)

Keynote lecture: “Creating your own Path: Finding Success as you Follow your Research Interests”


The 17th Annual Postdoc Symposium is sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the WashU Postdoc Society, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

The Postdoc Symposium is our annual opportunity to recognize the postdoctoral community and its important contributions to the broader university ecosystem. The 2022 Postdoc Symposium will focus on how one cultivates community both within and across groups. How do you build community in a new role? At a new institution? During a pandemic?

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Symposium Schedule

10:00 am          Registration in EPNEC

10:45 am          Mentorship awards

11:00 am          Keynote speaker

12:00 pm          Pick up lunch/lunch break

12:30 pm          Roundtables* (session I)

1:30 pm            Break

1:45 pm            Roundtables* (session II)

2:45 pm            Break

3:00 pm           Storytellers- Collaboration with Campfire

4:00 pm           Resource Fair/Reception

*There will be 10 separate roundtables at which 1-2 speakers will be seated to discuss their experience in their careers, particularly around their sense of community in that career. An additional 6-7 participants will be able to join each table. Participants in the roundtable sessions will spend 30 minutes at a table of their choosing before rotating to a different table, allowing participants to visit multiple tables during each session (4 different tables across the two sessions). Because of the limited space, postdocs will receive preferential access to this part of the symposium. Thank you for understanding!

Questions?  Contact Peter Myers.